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These are -
1. Identify your child's strengths.
2. Punishing a child is not as effective as using praise and rewards.
3. Avoid negative emotional reactions, such as anger, sarcasm, and ridicule.
4. Don’t compare siblings.
5. Get support if you need it.
6. Children need positive attention.
7. Monitor your child’s use of the Internet.
8. Accept that life changes when you have a child.
9. Parent by example.
10. Don't give up on your child, ever!
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Do you agree these are the best practices? Is yours on the list? Share your best parenting tip.
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I am not a parent and not sure how good I will be in future but this one is from my grams which I find extremely intelligent way of parenting. You know how children do not like to do stuff that their parent ask them to do. They find it boring . They feel if they are doing something exactly how their parent wants, its not fun anymore.

She asked my dad and his siblings NOT TO read any books and started to lock the book shelves. Funny how the key was always beside her in bed which could be very easily sneaked out if anyone wants to. She also used to tell her kids that “these books” will be available to them once they grow up.

NOTHING makes a kid more intrigued about something more than when they hear that “this thing” is for adults. Kids go insane with curiousity and they have to find out what this was all about and my father and his siblings were no different. They started sneaking out the books and started reading. It became a habit eventually even before they realize it and later, she would use the same trick on us. As a result, all of us can’t live a day without a book.

Thanks, Grams! I miss you still everyday!
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Let your kids sleep in on Saturdays. A morning without an alarm clock screeching is a treat. Besides, they need the sleep!
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This one is a doozy. Don’t dump your emotional baggage on your kids. Look for an adult friend to confide in. I learned this key lesson the hard way in 1998 when I started going to 12 Step Recovery.
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Let the kids enjoy unstructured play time. Watch as they explore their creativity!
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Make dinner time an inclusive family event. Invite everyone to share one thing they appreciated about their day. Let every member have a chance to speak. This is not a time for negative talk. It helps kids be more articulate about their feelings.
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Don’t be afraid to be the “parent.” Your kids already have friends and they don't need you to be one.
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It's also important to love and respect your partner (their parent). If you are you divorced, respect their mother or father. Gripe and vent to a friend. Again, not to the children.
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Don’t be afraid to say you’re sorry to your kids. Show them that adults make mistakes too and we also apologize when we hurt somebody even if it's them. And then, walk your talk. Words are cheap; actions speak volumes.
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Don't forget to take care of yourself too. Practice good self care for yourself because this will set a healthy example to your children.
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Do not tolerate abusive behaviour, whether emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual in the home. Every member, needs to feel safe.
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Do not tolerate abusive behaviour, whether emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual in the home. Every member, needs to feel safe.
I agree but invite them to share how they feel and what they think. Even when they are ANGRY or SAD. We can express anger and still be respectful. Conflict is not bad. It’s an opportunity for learning.
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A problem I notice with kids right now is that they are impatient. We need to help them to learn delayed gratification. You want them to develop self control from the inside out.
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